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Upcoming SFU Vancouver Events - June 4 - June 11, 2015

posted on 8:07 AM, June 5, 2015

Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:

 

Thursday, June 4: City Conversations – The Future of Our Downtown Waterfront
Time: 12:30pm   Place: Rm. 1600, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

Vancouver’s downtown waterfront suddenly is in play, and many projects and opportunities are on independent tracks. Do landowners and developers make independent decisions, or does the city act as a coordinator, facilitator and advocate for the public? Our presenters are Graham McGarva, principal of Via Architecture,; Anita Molaro, Assistant Director of Planning at the City of Vancouver; and Frank Ducote, representing the citizens’ Downtown Waterfront Working Group. Please feel free to bring your lunch. Because of the number of presenters and interests involved, this conversation will be extended to 2 p.m.

 

Thursday, June 4: The Writer’s Studio Reading Series in Vancouver
Time: 12:30pm   Place: Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main St.   Cost: By donation. No registration required.

The Writer’s Studio, hosts a popular monthly reading series featuring local and out-of-town writers and authors. These mixed-genre readings are open to the public. This month’s speakers are: Malcolm van Delst, Surya Govender, Brad Teeter, Leah Ranada, Joan B. Flood, Jano Klimas, and Calder Cheverie.

 

Thursday, June 4: Dr. Carl Hart: Rethink Drug Policy
Time: 7pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

Dr. Carl Hart has been on a tear these past two years, provoking a rethink in the world of drug policy and addiction research. Dr. Hart is a neuropsychopharmacologist at Columbia University, where he conducts research and teaches in neuroscience, psychology, and pharmacology. Join us for an invigorating discussion from one of today's new voices in the age old debate on how best to address drugs in society. 

 

Friday, June 5: Creative Mornings – Paul Tinari
Time: 8:30am   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration. Please register for the wait list.

Dr. Future (aka Dr. Paul Tinari) is a professional creative thinker and problem solver who has worked for the private sector, NGOs and government clients around the globe. He has been called a visionary and “Renaissance Man” for the 21st century. In addition to having taught Physics and Future Studies, he is currently working to set a 3D Printing Department at Simon Fraser University. He designs and leads seminars for executives of Fortune 500 corporations in many areas including Creative Thinking, Systems Thinking and on how future technological trends will impact business operations.

 

Saturday, June 6: Information Session: SFU's Digital and Mobile Marketing Certificate
Time: 10am   Place: Rm. 1530, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

The world has changed. Media habits have morphed from static to dynamic, local to global, and 9-5 to 24/7. Public relations, marketing, communications, business, and political professionals are struggling to keep up with changes brought on by a radical new way of communicating, resulting in high demand for trained digital communications experts. Join us to learn how our Digital Communications Certificate can help prepare you to excel in this changing, digital world.

 

Saturday, June 6: 21st-Century Perspectives: Looking Forward, Looking Back: Plato for the 21st Century
Time: 10:30am   Place: Rm. 1800, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: $24.15

Our summer lecture series for 2015, "21st-Century Perspectives," looks at our new century—both how it has unfolded and where it might be heading—to help us gain perspective on the world we live in.

In this lecture, Chris Erickson asks: How can Plato’s philosophy of government be applied to contemporary problems of citizenship and the ideal form of the state?

 

Saturday, June 6: 21st-Century Perspectives: Machiavelli Renewed: Terrorism and Asymmetric Warfare in an Uncertain Age
Time: 1pm   Place: Rm. 1800, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: $24.15

Our summer lecture series for 2015, "21st-Century Perspectives," looks at our new century—both how it has unfolded and where it might be heading—to help us gain perspective on the world we live in.

The recent rise of non-state military actors (e.g., ISIS) has raised new moral questions about the legitimate use of force. We will look at several examples and see if there are any rules that arise from the applicable laws of armed conflict.

 

Saturday, June 6: 100 in 1 Day – Public Workshops
Time: 1pm   Place: Across Vancouver.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

On Saturday, June 6th, 2015, 100 in 1 Day is returning to Vancouver, and we invite you to participate in this festival of civic engagement!

 

Monday, June 8: Pelan #14
Time: 6:30pm   Place: Rm. 1600, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Tickets available at the door. General admission $10. Students/Members $5.

This is the 14th session of Pelan, a series of movie nights dedicated to contemporary documentaries and short films made by independent Iranian directors. This movie screening project is organized by UBC Persian Club, SFU Iranian Club and Emily Carr Persian Club.

Films screening are “Suddenly you went missing” (2013) and “Residents of one-way street” (2014).

 

Monday, June 8: Ecological Metapolitics: Badiou and the Anthropocene
Time: 7pm   Place: Or Gallery, 555 Hamilton St.    Cost: Free. No registration required.

Am Johal’s book, Ecological Metapolitics: Badiou and the Anthropocene, attempts to realize a synthesis between the problem of ecology and some fundamental concepts of Alain Badiou’s proper philosophy. Drawing from Badiou’s work in Ethics, Metapolitics, Manifesto for Philosophy, Being and Event and others, Ecological Metapolitics attempts to consider the possibility of a new, modern tradition emanating from the Event, in light of the ecological question today.

 

Wednesday, June 10: Information Session: SFU’s Business Management Certificates
Time: 6pm   Place: Rm. 1420, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

Master the management concepts and techniques you need to excel in business. Certification from SFU will prepare you for management positions, validate your qualifications, and position you for promotion.

This certificate is ideal for anyone who wants to become a better manager. Whether you’re a recent graduate or mid-career, you’ll benefit from this program.

 

Thursday, June 11: Corporate Governance and the Value of Diversification: Evidence from Japan
Time: 2pm   Place: Rm. 2300, Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville St.   Cost: Free with registration.

Finance literature has documented that markets value multi-divisional firms less than a theoretical portfolio of single division firms. In this talk, we reexamine the question of whether, and when, corporate diversification adds value to a firm. Using data from over 3,000 Japanese firms for the period 1999 – 2014, we find that there is a large variation in market values of diversified firms. Market values of diversified firms are low only when corporate governance is weak, consistent with capital misallocation where funds are transferred from high- to low-productivity divisions.

 

Thursday, June 11: Information Session: SFU’s Human Resources Management Certificate
Time: 6pm   Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

Master the human resources management concepts and techniques you need to move your career ahead. Certification from SFU will prepare you for management positions, validate your qualifications, and position you for promotion.

When you graduate from the program, you’ll be well-positioned to pursue (CHRP) certification, which will set you apart from other HR managers.

 

Friday, June 12: Abrupt Climate Change - Is there still time to act? A Discussion with Guy McPherson
Time: 12pm   Place: Rm. 2270, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

The majority of mainstream environmental organizations are not engaged with the root causes of climate change. There are many other more radical groups, networks and mobilizations who explicitly locate climate change as a symptom of the capitalist system. Many of these activists view all climate discourses as co-opted by corporate, state and reformist NGO rhetoric. At the same time, there are others who share a radical analysis, but have concluded based on climate science that we have already passed tipping points and that trying to “stop climate change” is now irrelevant. Guy McPherson is the most recognized figure in North America to represent the latter viewpoint.

 

Friday, June 12: Eyewitness Report from the War Zone of Eastern Ukraine
Time: 7pm   Place: Rm. 1700, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

The war in eastern Ukraine is at a crossroads. A ceasefire has been in place since February 12, 2015, but violations of it are frequent and the underlying political and economic issues that sparked the war are unresolved. The parties do not talk. Governments of the NATO counties are pushing a ‘blame Russia’ narrative, and three of them—the U.S., UK and Canada—have landed soldiers in western Ukraine in order to provide training to the Ukrainian army.

 

Friday, June 12: Shaping Vancouver – Our Main Streets  
Time: 7pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

Our main streets are at the heart of our communities, and have often played a key role in the history and evolution of Vancouver’s neighborhoods. Main streets can be seen as cultural landscapes, which evolve and change over time. The panel discussion for this event will address questions such as: What features contribute to the character of main streets? How can this character be maintained, while allowing our main streets to evolve?

 

June 9 - 12: Convocation
Time: 9:45am   Place: 8888 University Drive, Burnaby   Cost: Free. No registration required. Webcast available.

Simon Fraser University will hold its 2015 Spring Convocation ceremonies at its Burnaby campus. These ceremonies include the conferring of academic degrees as well as honorary degrees and feature the visually stunning procession of graduands, faculty and dignitaries across the reflecting pond and down the grand stairway to Convocation Mall led by the world class SFU pipe band. All ceremonies, which last about two to three hours, take place outdoors on the Convocation Mall. 

 

June 10 - 11: Together ( ) Apart Workshop
Time: 10am   Place: 4th Floor, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

This movement workshop offers a lens into Isabelle Kirouac's current research on dance improvisation, somatic explorations and social experiments focused on borders. The workshop will investigate the space in-between bodies, entrance and exit points, movement trajectories, zones of tensions, the edge of balance, the premutable envelop of the skin, intention, presence, perception, empathy... Each session will include a physical warm up, guided movement explorations and focused conversations between the participants. 

 

June 3 – August 1: Through A Window: Visual Art And Sfu 1965-2015
Time: 12am   Place: Audain Gallery, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

Through a Window looks at visual art production at SFU since 1965. Literally considering the window at each of SFU’s campuses as a social, spatial and material symbol, the exhibition takes up Henri Lefebvre’s Rhythmanalysis (1992), particularly the chapter “Seen from the Window,” as a framework for reflecting on the rhythms of the past fifty years. The polyrhythms within aesthetics, theory, pedagogy, technology and politics inform the movement of artists’ through the classroom, the studio, the gallery and the city – locally and internationally, in linear and cyclical, continuous and punctuated circuits.

 

February 5 – July 23: Woodward's Community Singers 2015 Workshops
Time: 6pm, every Thursday evening    Place: 131 West Hastings St. at PHS Woodward's, 10th floor, entrance is two doors east; Goldcorp Centre for the Arts entrance at 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No experience or auditions required, no cost, no obligation, drop-ins welcomed.

This is a free, drop-in, non-auditioned community choir.  All voices are invited to join us in song. Together we sing music from gospel, folk, popular, and contemporary traditions. It's informal, fun, playful and profound. We're a friendly gang of welcoming people who live or work in the area, go to school at SFU or come from around the city to gather here and enjoy the community we build through music. There are usually 25 to 35 singers each week and always a handful of new singers joining us for the first time. Participants are also welcome to come, drink a cup of tea and just listen.

 

Philosopher’s Cafes

 

Thursday, June 4: Whose Music Is It? Associating Styles of Music

Saturday, June 6: Art Salons – Julia Dault

Monday, June 8: Live Twitter Chat with Susanna Haas Lyons

Tuesday, June 9: Bike Café – Designing Cycling for People of All Ages and Abilities

Friday, June 12: Love/Fear